After a long run (almost 5 years!!) of running the meetup, meeting great people and friends, I’ve decided its now time to move on to other endears in my career and personal life. Some of you probably noticed I am not as active in doing meetups as I have been in the first few years of running the meetup as as I’ve grown in my career I’ve started to focus my time on other avenues and I just cannot continue to run the meetup as the “main” guy anymore.
As of Jan 1st 2017, I will be “retiring” as Lead Organizer of this meetup. This is not to say I will completely disappear, I will attend meetups that the other organizers in the group will do from time to time.
I also continue my challenge to members of the group for someone to take ownership of the meetup and take leadership in running the group. I will always be around to help, but I hope theres another hungry networker out there looking to grab the bull by the horns and start doing meetups consistently.
It’s been a really fun 5 years, going from a newly minted CCNP, to doing Voice, Security, Wireless, Datacenter, working for different companies and meeting different people, I can turly say running a meetup takes alot of work and dedication but for someone who is passionate about the field its a great way to met people in the industry and challenge oneself.